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Food Stamps February 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 73 On November 1, 1998, the Department of Human Services enacted amendments to section 121 of its administrative rules. 89 Ill Adm Code 121.
Generation X and Civil Juries By LaDonna Carlton August 1999 Column, Page 436 GenXers are a different breed of jurors than their boomer counterparts.
Genetic Justice: A Lawyer’s Guide to the Science of DNA Testing By Charles M. Strom January 1999 Article, Page 18 A description of the various DNA testing techniques and how they apply to determining identity and parentage.
Getting the Legal Writing Sample You Need By Mary Beth Beazley October 1999 Column, Page 557 Last month's column urged employers to assess the writing skills of prospective hires; this month, learn how to get the writing sample you need.
Governmental Tort Immunity Narrowed by Expansion of ``Willfull and Wanton Conduct” Exception; PA 90-805 March 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 130 Public Act 90-805 broadens the "willful and wanton conduct'' exception to the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, 745 ILCS 10/1-101 et seq (1998).
Group health care plans and patient rights December 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 636 On September 27, 1999, the Illinois Department of Insurance adopted emergency rules to section 5420 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 50 Ill Adm Code 5420.
Gunrunning that involves minors is a Class X felony; PA 91-13 August 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 406 "Gunrunning'' constitutes the "violation of any of the paragraphs of section 24-3'' of the Illinois Criminal Code, 720 ILCS 5 et seq, when three or more firearms are transferred.
Happy Holidays from The Niro Family By Cheryl Niro December 1999 Column, Page 628 As we celebrate these very special holidays.
Healing and the Criminal Justice System By Cheryl Niro October 1999 Column, Page 512 I have had the opportunity to hear Attorney General Janet Reno speak several times in the past years.
Healing Victims, Offenders and Communities: Restorative Justice By Cheryl Niro November 1999 Column, Page 568 One of the memories of my childhood is the day I had a fight with my best friend. Funny, I don't remember what caused the argument.
Health and Safety Changes to Protect Public-Sector Workers June 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 304 On October 1, 1999, the Department of Labor will adopt amendments to section 350.280 of its administrative rules. 56 Ill Adm Code 350.
Health Facilities Planning Board Regulates Outpatient Surgery June 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 304 On March 15, 1999, the Health Facilities Planning Board implemented, through emergency rulemaking, an amendment to section 1130.140 of its administrative rules.
Hiring Good Writers By Maureen B. Collins September 1999 Column, Page 499 Here's how to screen prospective hires for good legal writing skills.
HMO Reform Bill Passes in the House, Likely to Fail in the Senate — HB 626. May 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 244 A sweeping HMO reform bill, known as the Managed Care Reform Act, (passed in the Illinois House on March 24, 1999 by a margin of 62-37.
HMOs may be held vicariously liable for negligence of independent contractor physicians December 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 636 On September 30, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court's decision that an HMO may be held vicariously liable, under the doctrines of apparent authority and implied authority, for the negligence of its independent contractor physicians.
A Hospital “Shall” Disclose Blood Alcohol Concentration Test Results to Police; PA 91-125 September 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 460 If blood or urine tests to determine the presence of alcohol or drugs are ``conducted upon persons receiving medical treatment in a hospital emergency room for injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident,'' PA 91-125 mandates disclosure of the results to police upon request.
How to Produce Computer Data in Discovery By Todd H. Flaming October 1999 Column, Page 555 Requests to produce computer data are increasingly common; here's a primer on how to comply.
How to Read a Writing Sample By Maureen Beth Beazley November 1999 Column, Page 615 You don't have to read every word of a writing sample to assess its quality. Here's what to look for.
Ignition Interlock Device Laws Expanded; PA 91-127 September 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 460 First-time DUI offenders "may petition the circuit court of venue for a Judicial Driving Permit (JUP)...to relieve undue hardship.''
An Illegitimate Child’s Intestate Estate May Now Be Distributed to ``Eligible Parents,” Not Just the Mother; PA 90-803 April 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 190 According to Public Act 90-803, an "intestate real and personal estate'' of an illegitimate child shall be distributed to the decedent's "eligible parents'' or the eligible parents' descendents, if the decedent did not have a spouse or direct descendents.
Illinois Adopts the “Modern” Prejudice Rule for Insurers’ Late-Notice Defense By Stanley C. Nardoni February 1999 Article, Page 86 The new rule—which requires insurers to show prejudice from policyholder delay before they can avoid coverage—is the better rule, this author says.
Illinois Consumer Fraud Act: A Primer on Recent Developments By James R. Keller September 1999 Article, Page 474 The present state of the law for private causes of action under the Consumer Fraud Act.
Illinois Continues to Augment DUI Laws September 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 460 Four pieces of legislation signed in mid-July by Governor George Ryan are the latest in a series of enactments augmenting the Illinois DUI law, 625 ILCS 5/11-501, and other DUI-related provisions.
The Illinois Court of Claims By James E. Duggan May 1999 Column, Page 283 The court of claims is an unfamiliar realm to many lawyers; here's a guide.
Illinois enacts laws to further deter and combat domestic battery October 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 521 Three pieces of legislation signed in July and August by Governor George Ryan are intended to further deter and combat domestic battery.
Illinois Judicial Circuit Court Rules 1999: A Working Bibliography By Heija B. Ryoo December 1999 Article, Page 669 Here's where to find print and online versions of circuit court rules in Illinois, along with contact information for Illinois' 22 circuit courts.
Illinois law enforcement officers may obtain a blood sample from a driver who is in an adjoining state for medical care under a presumption that the driver was driving while intoxicated. February 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 73 On November 19, 1998, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the trial court's holding that section 11-501.1(a) of the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/11-501.1(a) (West 1996)) .
Illinois Law Enters Cyberspace: The Electronic Commerce Security Act By R. J. Robertson Jr. and Thomas J. Smedinghoff June 1999 Article, Page 308 This new law—effective July 1—removes doubts about legal requirements for electronic "writings'' and "signatures'' and encourages e-commerce. Here's an overview.
An Illinois Lawyer’s Guide to Important Tax Aspects of Limited Liability Companies By James A. Nepple February 1999 Article, Page 96 A review of state and federal tax consequences of LLC formation, operation, and termination.
Illinois links the Internet to existing sex offense statutes November 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 575 Governor George Ryan recently signed four pieces of legislation that amend existing sex offense statutes to more forcefully combat an increased number of Internet-related sex offenses.